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Thursday 08 September, 2016


Joe Franses, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, discusses Coca-Cola European Partners’ place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Joe Franses

Today we learnt that Coca-Cola European Partners has successfully gained a place on both the DJSI Europe and DJSI World Indices for 2016. Membership of the DJSI is highly competitive and there’s no doubt that this is the most widely recognised sustainability index in the world. The evaluation process for inclusion in the DJSI is long and rigorous, and includes a thorough review of economic, social and environmental factors. In total, over 3,400 companies were evaluated for inclusion in this prestigious Index, with only three beverage companies included in the DJSI World Index in 2016.

To gain a place on this index as Coca-Cola European Partners provides a strong foundation as we begin the process of developing our future sustainability strategy and setting targets and commitments for our new business.

We will develop our strategy and commitments in close alignment and partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. Together, we will be guided by the expectations of our employees, our customers and our consumers. This insight will help us develop a sustainability strategy that drives sustainable growth for our business whilst supporting the needs of society and our environment.    

As Coca-Cola European Partners, we will continue to put sustainability at the heart of our business. We will continue to speak with and listen to a wide range of stakeholders, because we know that we can’t make a difference by working alone.

There is still much more to do but, for now, join me in thanking everyone who contributed to our success!

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